It’s Throwback Week on the station, and no one does vintage style better than the late, great Mad Men. In honor of the series finale, I’m joined by BTR’s DJ Dane, co-host of The Hash and resident food behind Dish + Drink. Together, we dissect the finer points of the finale and the impeccable fashion on the show, and I share my close encounter with the lovely Christina Hendricks (!!) And there’s a slew of great Mad Men fan resources on today’s playlist page – scroll down for quizzes, blogs, articles and more!
Plus, I have a fun playlist featuring some of today’s best vintage-inspired indie artists – you’ll hear tracks from Cali duo Best Coast, Brooklyn’s own soul singer Charles Bradley, Argentinian trio Capsula, and funky experimental psych outfit Foxygen. So celebrate some “old fashioned” style with us, here on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
All Mad Men, All The Time!
*Find out which character you are, direct from AMC! (I got Ted in this quiz, which I’m not super proud of… but it could be worse? I guess?)
*Here’s an amazing blog that does regular features on Mad Men, dissecting the style of each episode. *Much* better coverage, IMHO, than…
*The interesting but semi-lame tribute fashion slideshows from Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. (Of the two, I think Elle’s is better: at least they offer some editorial thoughts on each character.) And GQ compiled this *impressive* canonical list of every suit Don Draper has ever worn in the entire series, up until the second half of Season 7. Talk about a style bible!
*Fashionista did a great article on the styles from the series finale, featuring Don’s “Canadian tuxedo” and speculating about its significance. The author also proposes that Peggy actually *finally* finds her signature style in the final episode, just as she finally finds Stan. Interesting theory… what do you think?
*The New Yorker ran this wonderful editorial about the finale which gives the show the weight and respect it deserves as fantastic television.
*Has all this talk of Mad Men made you thirsty for an old-fashioned? Dane’s latest take on Dish + Drink features a combination of *two* different bitters, which gives the stand-by a distinctly modern feel.
Odds & Ends
– A conversation with Amy Hall, Eileen Fisher’s director of social consciousness, about the brand’s commitment to sustainability, and their new mission to achieve “100 percent sustainability” by 2020.
– Try this recipe for grilled steak. You’re welcome.
– Looking for a sweet Father’s Day gift for a young child? Try a Daddy & Me board book from Pinhole Press! (Idea courtesy of Cup of Jo, whose gift guides are my go-to’s.) Matilda will be “getting” one for Tim this year… 😉
(Photo by Janell Shirtcliff)
June 5 – Alhambra Theatre – Portland, OR
June 6 – Live 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
June 8 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
June 9 – The Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE
June 10 – The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
June 11 – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
June 12 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
June 13 – Brooklyn Live at the Inlet – Brooklyn, NY
June 14 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
June 16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 17 – NXNE – Toronto, Ontario
June 18 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
June 19 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
June 20 & 21 – Taste of Randolph Festival – Chicago, IL
June 23 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
June 24 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
June 26 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
June 27 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
July 24 & 25 – Splendour in the Grass Festival @ North Byron Parklands – Byron Bay, Australia
July 26 – Corner Hotel – Richmond, Australia
July 28 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney, Australia
Aug 15 – Summer Sonic @ QVC Marine Field & Makuhari Messe – Chiba, Japan
Aug 16 – Summer Sonic @ Maishima Summer Sonic Osaka Special Venue – Osaka, Japan
Sept 10 – Grand Central – Miami, FL
Sept 11 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Sept 12 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
Sept 14 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
Sept 15 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Sept 17 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Sept 20 – The recordBar – Kansas City, MO
Sept 21 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Sept 25 – Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
Sept 26 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
Sept 28 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV
(Photo by Cara Robbins)
July 3 – 5 – Les Eurockeennes de Belfort @ Presqu’ile de Malsaucy – Belfort, France
July 18 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland
Aug 11 – Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway
Aug 13 – Way Out West Festival – Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 14 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, Finland
(Photo by Juan Pablo de la Camara)
June 11 – Festival Visages – Cahors, France
June 12 – Les Halles – Hendaye, France
June 13 – MLFM Festival Mallorca @ Muro Plaza De Toros – Muro, Spain
June 26 – Rockin Carballo – Carballo, Spain
Aug 15 – 17 – Rock al Parque – Bogota, Colombia
Aug 30 – The Cosmic Nozems – Zwevegem, Belgium
Sept 4 & 5 – Festival Osa do Mar – Burela, Spain
Sept 19 – Faan Fest @ Recinto Festivo La Eria – Oviedo, Spain
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